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Select your preference of grain on a lacquer body.
 42%  [ 25 ]
Curly Maple
 57%  [ 34 ]
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Author Topic:  Birdseye or Curly Maple?
Bobby D. Jones

West Virginia, USA
Post Posted 11 Feb 2018 6:50 pm     Reply with quote

Either is very pretty.
Any of the fancy grained woods are very unstable and would be better as a veneer for looks, But with Straight Grain Hard maple for strength as the body.
I have built 6 full stock muzzle loading rifles with Curly/Tiger/Flame maple. The wood would crawl up and down the barrel by humidity. I could only work on them in the winter in the basement when the furnace was on to keep humidity stable enough to work on. Then a very good finish that was waterproof.
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